Monthly Archives: February 2011

Wishcast Wednesday – What do you wish for your home?

Talk about synchonicity!

It’s been a few weeks since I posted.  I have been going through a bit of deep contemplation and change but had nothing much I wanted to really post about.  I had already decided that I would post this week for Wishcast Wednesday when I received a post from my friend and inspiration Andrea from ABC Creativity.  Her post so inspired me that I responded to her post and thanked her:
Thanks for this post! There are several things you said that really struck me (inspired me).
 
1. “I’m not interested in living an “ordinary life” and I sure didn’t want an “ordinary” house.”  – So often I look around my house and it doesn’t reflect who I really am–there’s only one room in my house that does and that’s my bedroom–because I decorated in colors, textures, and items I LOVE. I am going to take more time and reflect on who I actually am as I continue to redo my house in my own “authentic style”! — you know this is something I have been working towards for years, and I AM getting there–this is just a huge great reminder.
2. “I wanted a house that would nurture me and my creative dreams.”    – I’m more in that space now than ever before and, as above, am working on making sure I have creative space that inspires me.
3. “If you want more of something in your life – you have to make space for it. In your home or your calendar or your thoughts or your heart–somewhere you’ve got to make space for it.”    – YES!!! Thank you for that glorious reminder!!
 
As I start getting ready to write here about Andrea’s post and her inspiration when my e-mail pops up with an e-mail from Jamie and her question this week is…

 What do you wish for your home? 

 Almost as if Andrea and Jamie were talking–but definately on the same wavelength!!

 So, in addition to the above, I wish for my home to (and it already does a lot of these):
 
– Welcome me when I come home, to envelope me in it’s warmth and comfort.
– Inspire me, motivate me when needed.
– Provide a place of rest and rebuilding when life gets tough.  A lifting off spot for me.
– Show who Ceanne really is, so that when anyone walks in they “get” that this is my home.
– That others are comfortable and feel at ease and welcome.
– Julie Jordon Scott talked once about how she has quotes on her front door – I have that on my creativity “to do” list as something I’ll be doing this summer.
– I think I may take some of Andrea’s inspiration and do some creative art work right on my walls.  I actually have recurring dreams where I do that–perhaps Spirit has been trying to talk to me!
 
When you learn to love and let yourself be loved, you come home to the hearth of your spirit.  You are warm and sheltered.  You are completely at one in the house of your own longing and belonging.  – John O’Donahue
Prayer and housekeeping–they go together.  They have always gone together.  We simply know that our daily round is how we live.  When we clean and order our homes, we are somehow cleaning and ordering ourselves.  – Gunilla Norris

Here is everything I’ve cherished;
That these walls should glow with beauty,
Spurred my lagging soul to duty;
That there should be gladness here,
Kept me toiling, year by year…
Every thought and every act,
Were to keep this home intact.
– Edgar A. Guest

Wishcast Wednesday – What burden to you wish to put down?

Wishcast Wednesday again and this week, Jamie Ridler asks…

What burden to you wish to put down?

This wish prompt makes me want to just sit right down and sob.  I didn’t realize how burdened I felt until I read this prompt.
I think that I try so much to be optimistic and positive and I try to think of my issues in a positive light that they will soon be gone.  I do positive affirmations, positive thinking and yet I know that I still carry a lot of “stuff”.
Of course, I wish to let go of the burden of my “stuff”, but I also know that I am a work in progress and that the “stuff” is full of lessons that I have not learned yet and issues I need to work through.
I have one specific burden that weighs heavier and is more painful than the others; that is the burden of the pain, heartbreak, fear, and self-recriminations that is the residue of an abusive relationship.
I wish to put down and walk away from the burden of thinking I could have changed anything about that situation.  That I could have changed how I responded or how he treated me.  That I could have or should have left earlier than I did.  That I let him change me. 
I think I have been holding onto these self-loathing thoughts for too long–it’s time to let them go.
You did what you knew, now that you know better, you’ll do better.
– Maya Angelou/OprahIt’s never too late–in fiction or in life–to reivise.  – Nancy Thayer

Thank you!As you all wish for yourself, I so truly and sincerly wish for all of you!